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Book Reviews

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Glen Creeber, Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen, reviewed by Robin Nelson
Jason Mittell, Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture, reviewed by Glen Creeber
Jason Jacobs, Body Trauma TV: the New Hospital Dramas, reviewed by Adrian Page
Jonathan Bignell and Stephen Lacey, eds, Popular Television Drama: Critical Perspectives, reviewed by Marcus Free
Louise Spence, Watching Daytime Soap Operas: The Power of Pleasure, reviewed by Dorothy Hobson

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Rhonda Wilcox, Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lorna Jowett, Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan, reviewed by Stacey Abbott.
John R. Cook and Peter Wright, eds, British Science Fiction Television, reviewed by Dave Hipple.
Su Holmes, British TV and Film Culture in the 1950s: Coming to a TV Near You, reviewed by Catherine Johnson.
Jeanette Steemers, Selling Television: British Television in the Global Marketplace, reviewed by Robin Nelson.

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Deborah Jermyn, Crime Watching: Investigating Real Crime TV, reviewed by Will Brooker

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Dana Heller, ed., Makeover Television: Realities Remodelled, reviewed by Su Holmes
Jes Battis, Investigating Farscape: Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction, reviewed by Lorna Jowett
Steven Peacock, ed., Reading 24: TV Against the Clock, reviewed by Simone Knox
Lincoln Geraghty, Living With Star Trek: American Culture and the Star TrekUniverse, reviewed by Stacey Abbott
Merri Lisa Johnson, ed., Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts it in a Box, reviewed by Stacy Gillis

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Julia Hallam, Lynda La Plante, reviewed by Deborah Jermyn
Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown, eds, Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies, reviewed by Steven Peacock and Thalia Baldwin
Paul Rixon, American Television on British Screens: A Story of Cultural Interaction, reviewed by Elke Weissmann
John Tulloch, Trevor Griffiths, reviewed by Leah Horritt
Helen Wheatley, Gothic Television, reviewed by Alison Pierse

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Life on Mars Symposium: A Report by Angela Karpovich and David Lavery
Lesley Henderson, Social Issues in Television Fiction, reviewed by Lez Cooke
Thomas Austin, Watching the World: Screen Documentary and Audiences, reviewed by John Corner
Rosie White, Violent Femmes:Women as Spies in Popular Culture, reviewed by Lorna Jowett
Stephen Lacey, Tony Garnett, reviewed by K.J. Shepherdson
Andy Medhurst, A National Joke: Popular Comedy and English Cultural Identities, reviewed by Phil Wickham
Kara McKechnie, Alan Bennett, reviewed by Susanna Capon
JanetMcCabe and KimA kass, eds, Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond; Robin Nelson, State of Play: Contemporary "High-End" TV Drama, reviewed by Matt Hills
Peter Goddard, John Corner and Kay Richardson, Public Issue Television: World inAction, reviewed by Patricia Holland
Rob Turnock, Television and Consumer Culture: Britain and the Transformation of Modernity, reviewed by Tim O'Sullivan
Greg M. Smith, Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally McBeal, reviewed by Janet McCabe

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Milly Buonanno, Sulla scena del rimosso: Il dramma televisivo e il senso della storia, reviewed by Barbara Maio; including, an interview with Milly Buonanno
David Butler, ed, Time and Relative Dissertations in Space: Critical Perspectives on Doctor Who, reviewed by James Chapman
Dorothy Hobson, Channel 4: The Early Years and the Jeremy Isaacs Legacy; Maggie Brown, A Licence to be Different: the Story of Channel 4, reviewed by Paul Kerr

BFI TV Classics:
Anne Billson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Kim Newman, Doctor Who; Ben Walters, The Office; Michael Eaton, Our Friends in the North; Glen Creeber, The Singing Detective; Glyn Davis, Queer as Folk; John Caughie, Edge of Darkness, reviewed by Robin Nelson

J.P. Telotte, ed, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader, reviewed by Matt Hills
John Ellis, TV FAQ: Uncommon Answers to Common Questions About TV, reviewed by Paul Rixon
Jonathan Gray, Television Entertainment, reviewed by Christina Adamou
Phil Wickham, Understanding Television Texts, reviewed by Simone Knox
Laura Mulvey and Jamie Sexton, eds, Experimental British Television, and Helen Wheatley, ed, Re-viewing Television History: Critical Issues in Television Historiography, reviewed by John R. Cook

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Leon Hunt, The League of Gentlemen; Ina Rae Hark, Star Trek, reviewed by
Matt Hills
Nicholas Mirzoeff, Seinfeld, reviewed by David Lavery
Steven Cohan, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, reviewed by Kim Akass
Roberta Pearson, ed., Reading Lost: Perspectives on a Hit Television Show;
Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran, eds, Investigating Firefly and Serenity:Science Fiction on the Frontier, reviewed by Steven Peacock
Deborah Jermyn, Sex and the City, reviewed by Diane Negra
Stacey Abbott, Angel, reviewed by Rhonda V. Wilcox
Rebecca Feasey, Masculinity and Popular Television, reviewed by Elke Weismann
Janice Peck, The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era, reviewed by
Sherryl Wilson
Karin Beeler, Seers, Witches and Psychics on Screen: An Analysis of WomenVisionary Characters in Recent Television and Film, reviewed by Lorna Jowett
Su Holmes, Entertaining Television: The BBC and Popular Television Culture inthe 1950s, reviewed by Tim O'Sullivan
Su Holmes, The Quiz Show, reviewed by Lisa W. Kelly
Solange Davin and Rhona Jackson, eds, Television and Criticism; Milly Buonanno,
The Age of Television: Experiences and Theories, reviewed by Janet McCabe

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